The local theatre company is pulling out all the stops for its milestone celebration

We’re barely a week into 2020 and the local theatre scene is already buzzin’ thanks to Singaporean theatre company Wild Rice, as they’re set to stage a series of classic plays that’ll celebrate their 20th year. The first half of the year (Jan-Jul) will be a good time to pop by the relatively new theatre at Funan to find both international and local favourites.

While Wild Rice continues to show the artwork presentation of Singapore Biennale 2019, Quora Fora: A Rehearsal, that’s definitely not all. Embark on a journey of love and laughter with the cheeky, all-male adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest; then join in a dinner party with the ambitious reimagining of J.B. Priestley’s psychological thriller, An Inspector Calls, that is, before a mysterious death occurs.

Two Wild Rice productions the company proudly calls their own is Grandmother Tongue, a hilarious albeit heart wrenching story of the loss of dialects, as well as Hotel, an adventurous epic that looks at the lives of residents in a luxe local hotel across 100 years.

The Funan space will also play host to Teater Ekamatra’s Berak, which deals with the aftermath of a suicide; In Our Manner of Speaking by The Opera People as they spotlight the stigma against HIV/AIDS, plus the debut of Singapore’s newest string quartet–The Conordia Quartet.

There’s a lot to take in and watch, but to prevent missing out on these must-see productions, get your tickets quick, before they’re all snapped up.


Wild Rice’s first 2020 season runs from Jan-Jul. More information available here.